NYC Fashion designer turned Interior designer
My name is Julie Smith, I was born and raised a few miles outside of New York City and have always loved design. I spent most of my youth in thrift shops re-designing accessories and home goods. I am a product of parents who rehabbed, built and designed homes, I was constantly living through or visiting construction sites and loved watching my mother's vision come to life.
With a degree in business management and fashion design, I have made a career out of this passion of mine. I moved to New York City where I worked as a buyer for Saks fifth Avenue and went on to design clothing for large brands such as Converse. Having experience in both the financial as well as the creative aspects in running a business has made this transition into interiors natural and rewarding.
I left New York City for love and started a new life in San Diego. I am so fortunate to continue to channel my creative energy into design. My style is influenced by the attraction of opposites; masculine and feminine, dark and light, hard and soft, old and new. I love giving vintage pieces a new life mixed in with those of present day. I bring my clients creative yet functional spaces that are clean, eclectic and comfortable. I strive to keep the design process an organized, and enjoyable process for clients, contractors and all others involved.
I live in Encinitas with my amazing husband and kids where we are either at the beach in our vintage RV, or trying to find a snow filled mountain to ride.